Charmed and Sprung in Baltimore

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It has sprung and Lord have mercy is it always beautiful out! I missed the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC because their blooming coincided with a lot of big changes including a move from one city to another…adjacent to each other, but. At times the direct sunlight is a little over that thin line between pleasant and scathing, but.

In an altogether separate post, I’ll talk about how I have fallen in love with the *actual city that is Baltimore.

I spent the weekend taking it easy especially on Sunday and went to Fort McHenry in the afternoon. That something associated with a war so brutal and so long ago can be converted into such a serene and beautiful space if one of the reasons humans have *potential to win. The War of 1812 of brought the British here where they were unsuccessful after burning Washington DC down. There was some Chinese telephone getting ready for them when the then Secretary of War swore to goodness the British were coming to Baltimore, but they went to DC…hence burning it down since nobody saw it coming. Baltimore was altogether very important and strategic commercially and geographically, but Fort McHenry, as evidenced by this now “National Monument and Historic Shrine”, stood and still stands its ground. That tower is visible from a distance, but an aerial shot of the star shaped shows why it’s kind of amazeBALLS!

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It’s nice that different plants blossom at different parts of spring so it was beautiful to see and be around these bright pink crabeapple trees abuzz with bumblebees lining the pathway with bronze plaques with a blurb about who each one is dedicated to. George Washington gets one of course!

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I’m looking to exploring more of this city even with everything that happened and needed to in the last few days. Curfew’s up – time to explore! I have been charmed and I’m sprung ❤

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*@afropolitaine*